Collins Wins Individual Championship In Hammer To Lead Mariners At Landmarks

Collins Wins Individual Championship In Hammer To Lead Mariners At Landmarks

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HUNTINGDON, Pa. (May 8, 2016) – The USMMA men's track & field team took part in the Landmark Championship Meet this weekend, hosted by Juniata College in Central Pennsylvania. Freshman David Collins (North Kingstown, R.I.) led the Mariners by capturing the individual crown in the men's hammer throw event.

Collins' toss of 44.99 meters (147' 7") was over four feet better than the second place thrower, Parker Munson of Landmark Team Champion Moravian. He was one of six Mariners to record a top five finish on the weekend, as there were eight events total where the Mariners finished fifth or better.

Fellow thrower, senior Nathan Robbins (Los Alamos, N.M.), came in fourth place in the discus with a throw of 29.02 meters (128').

Seniors Tomas Sanchez (Manati, P.R.), Kenneth Pressey (Yorktown, Va.) and Michael Dittmer (Clifton Park, N.Y.) all came in fifth or better over the two-day event. Sanchez placed third in the 400 meter dash in 50.13 and fifth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.93. Pressey was fourth in the high jump with a leap of 1.83 meters (6') and fifth in the triple jump with a mark of 12.64 meters (41' 5.75"). Dittmer's time of 10:04.49 in the 3000 meter steeplechase was good for fifth in the conference.

Freshman Luke Theriault (Southbury, Conn.) also crossed the finish line in fifth place in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 16.45.

All of Merchant Marine's results from the event are listed below.

Men 200 Meter Dash
Pl.     Name                              Prelims (Pl.)     Finals
5       Tomas Sanchez                22.57 q (5)        22.93

Men 400 Meter Dash
Pl.     Name                              Prelims (Pl.)     Finals
3       Tomas Sanchez                49.72 q (1)        50.13

Men 800 Meter Run
Pl.     Name                              Time
14      Severin Blenkush              2:02.06
20      James Gunderson            2:10.37

Men 1500 Meter Run
Pl.     Name                              Time
14      Severin Blenkush              4:14.74
18      Austin MacElrevey            4:19.06
19      Michael Dittmer                4:21.05
22      James Gunderson            4:30.73

Men 10000 Meter Run
Pl.     Name                              Time
8       Connor Cole                     34:47.33

Men 110 Meter Hurdles
Pl.     Name                              Prelims (Pl.)     Finals
5       Luke Theriault                   16.50 q (4)        16.45

Men 400 Meter Hurdles
Pl.     Name                              Time
6       Luke Theriault                   1:02.04

Men 3000 Meter Steeplechase
Pl.     Name                              Time
5       Michael Dittmer                10:04.49
8       Connor Cole                     10:29.81

Men 4x400 Meter Relay
Pl.     Name                                                      Time
6       Blenkush, Dittmer, Sanchez, Theriault        3:35.14

Men High Jump
Pl.     Name                              Height
4       Kenneth Pressey              1.83m (6')

Men Triple Jump
Pl.     Name                              Mark
5       Kenneth Pressey              12.64m (41' 5.75")
--       Luke Theriault                   No Mark

Men Shot Put
Pl.     Name                              Distance
11      John Piper                       11.31m (37' 1.25")
13      David Collins                   10.67m (35' 0.25")
15      Nathan Robbins               10.65m (34' 11.25")

Men Discus Throw
Pl.     Name                              Distance
4       Nathan Robbins               39.02m (128')
12      Tyler Hartman                   30.22m (99' 2")
13      John Piper                       29.17m (95' 8")

Men Hammer Throw
Pl.     Name                              Distance
1       David Collins                   44.99m (147' 7")

Men Javelin Throw
Pl.     Name                              Distance
7       Tyler Hartman                   46.97m (154' 1")

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